Maximum Milk Thistle

Clinical Studies - Index

The clinical studies included in this section attest to both the safety and effectiveness of Maximum Milk Thistle®. They prove that Maximum Milk Thistle® is not only safe and effective, but is also much more potent than regular 80% standardized silymarin.

The certainty of these studies is the reason Maximum Milk Thistle® is the only milk thistle formula listed in The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies.

The reason these studies were originally conducted was to have the active ingredient in Maximum Milk Thistle® (Silybin Phytosome, or Siliphos) introduced as a pharmaceutical drug in Europe.

To learn more about the studies and how they were organized and conducted, click here.

Unlike here in the U.S., European doctors take botanical medicine very seriously.

Physicians in Europe often prescribe herbal preparations on a regular basis for specific conditions and diseases. Milk thistle formulas are routinely prescribed for any and all liver concerns, including all forms of hepatitis.

In Germany, for instance, milk thistle extract is prescribed specifically for chronic hepatitis patients. Maximum Milk Thistle® is proven dramatically more effective than even the German prescription brand of milk thistle, Legalon, in some of the following studies.

Please be sure to note the objectives and the outcomes of each study. No other milk thistle brand has studies like these, especially with the very impressive outcomes shown here.


Current Study Alert

There is a clinical trial of the active ingredient in Maximum Milk Thistle® currently underway at the University of Washington Medical Center that is being sponsored by the National Center For Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)---a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Because earlier studies clearly demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of Siliphos, researchers want to specifically see if higher dosages will do even more good for Hepatitis C patients. You can learn more about this study, here.


See Charts and Graphs and More Scientific Background, Here.


Be sure to also see the comments from doctors and other medical experts, and read the quotes from liver patients.